Master of Arts in Teaching

Admission Requirements

Students applying to the Social Science MAT Program must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

Requirements for all applicants include:

Students who do not have these eight (8) courses can improve their application by submitting passing scores on the Florida 6-12 Social Sciences Subject Area Exam with their application.

For admission to a Master of Arts in Teaching Program, the student must demonstrate mastery of general knowledge by one of the following:

During the 2014 Legislative Session, the passage of House Bill 433 amended s. 1012.56, FS, to eliminate the obsolete option of achieving a passing score on the CLAST earned prior to July 1, 2002, to satisfy the general knowledge requirement.

International Students 

All applicants whose native language is other than English or who have earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must meet the University requirements relative to international graduate admission, (e.g. TOEFL scores, etc.). In addition to these university requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

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Admission Deadlines

There is an established university deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the university deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the program coordinator for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines: